Here are some alarming statistics about hunger in America as of last year:
-15.5 or 21 percent of children in the United States live in poverty.
-15.3 Million children under 18 live in food- insecure homes. That means homes where kids are not able to consistently have nutritious food needed to maintain a healthy life.
-A lack of nutritious food in childhood can have lasting harmful effects.
-Stats from 2012/2013 indicate that in Central Florida alone, some
10,000 children were homeless for an extended period of
time, while more than 200,000 children in Orange County, Florida count on a
school lunch program for meals that often exclude meals on the weekend and during some school breaks.
It's Hunger Action Month. Take action!